Your Christmas tree doesn’t have to meet its end at the local landfill after the holidays. There are many ways to recycle it. Send your tree back to nature by composting it. Shred the limbs finely and add them to the compost pile to improve the soil in your garden. Just keep in mind that it will take up to […]

Choosing and care of Christmas tree

According to the National Christmas Tree Association (, 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees are sold each year.   Of those with real trees, about three out of four bought them at retail outlets, the others cut their own at a tree farm—a trend that has been increasing in recent years.  If you get a tree, either way, this year, […]

Iberis – Candytuft, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Iberis – Candytuft Candytuft, a low growing evergreen shrub, is, in reality, one of the best flowers in its class. It grows from 9 inches to 12 inches high and spreads out making low mats that are covered with flat, dense clusters of the purest of white flowers. This perennial Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) comes into bloom the last part of […]

Heliopsis – Orange Sunflower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Heliopsis – Orange Sunflower The Heliopsis is not grown to a great extent because so many more attractive flowers are to be found among the varieties of Hehanthus. This Orange Sunflower is very similar, growing from 2 feet to 3 feet high, with flowers varying in colors from orange to a deep golden yellow. The flowers are either single, like […]

Delphinium – Larkspur, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Delphinium – Larkspur Old John Parkinson, nearly 300 years ago, wrote “Wee call them in English Larkes heeles, Larkes spumes, Larkes toes or claws.” The Larkspur is surely one of the oldest old-fashioned flowers but it is becoming more popular today than ever. How choice are its colors! How suggestive is the word “lark” in christening this flower, as the […]


While it’s true that most weddings take place in spring and summer, many couples choose a winter date for the “big event.” According to the Society of American Florists, 13 percent of weddings take place in the winter, with 11 percent of those being Christmas weddings. Summer weddings account for 35 percent, spring weddings 29 percent, and autumn weddings 23 […]

How to Move Long Distances with Fragile Plants

When you have a green thumb, your plants can be as important to you as the furniture in your house. But it’s not easy taking care of fragile plants, especially if you are moving a long distance. Relocating with them can be a stressful time for you and the plants. Fortunately, there are ways you can travel long distances with […]

Helleborus niger ( Christmas Rose )

These are long-lived, evergreen plants with basal clumps of long stalked leaves, divided fanwise into leaflets. Flowers which appear in December and persist until April, are cream colored with many stamens and dangle above upper foliage. If planted in warmer climates, make sure ample water is available and mulch well to keep roots cool. Best grown in cooler areas. Both […]

How To Build A Living Roof Garden

So many homeowners are looking for innovative ways to create a more environmentally friendly house. Along with using energy-efficient appliances and plumbing, some people are utilizing their roof space to bring to life gardens that can help create a beautiful space and save money. A desirable addition to any home, including apartments with a lack of natural outdoor space, a […]

Can plants grow in artificial light?

If you ever spare a thought of growing plants in artificial lights, then you must have encountered so many of questions blocking down your way. Since we have been taught that plants mandatorily require sunlight to grow, so the concerns coming out are quite obvious. However, modern gardening is certainly more advanced and robust to the traditional one. Earlier, when […]